How To Lose Weight When You Have PCOS: 8 Science-Backed Tips

[Last updated 9th January, 2019] PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) is a common hormonal disorder that affects up to 20% of pre-menopausal women. The exact cause is unknown, but an imbalance of male sex hormones (called androgens) is a big culprit. One of the most common symptoms is weight gain. In fact, 39% of women with PCOS are overweight or obese (1). Fortunately, a few lifestyle changes can help you to balance hormones and lose weight. This article looks at 8 tips for losing weight when you have PCOS. Contents1. Choose a Diet that Lowers Insulin2. Limit Junk Food and Avoid Binge Eating3. Exercise Regularly4. Measure Your Portions5. Practice Mindfulness6. Drink More Water7. Certain Medications Can Help8. Chromium Supplementation May Help, But I Doubt ItSample Meal Plan for PCOSThe Punch Line 1. Choose a Diet that Lowers Insulin Both PCOS and weight gain lead to … Continue reading How To Lose Weight When You Have PCOS: 8 Science-Backed Tips